Browsing with Firefox

Better understand browsing in Firefox in this free lesson. When you're done, you'll know all about Firefox browsing.

Managing tabs

Tabs can be moved, pulled in and out of windows, and pinned into place for easy access.

To move tabs:

  1. Click and drag the tab you want to move.
  2. Release the mouse when you have moved the tab to the desired position.

To pull tabs:

If you want to view two tabs at the same time, it's easy to pull a tab to its own window.

  1. Click and drag the tab you want to pull out of the window. A transparent preview of the new window will appear.
  2. Release the mouse. The tab will now appear in its own window.
  3. To put a tab back into a window, click and drag the tab over the desired window. Release the mouse when a small arrow appears on the tab bar.

To pin tabs:

If there are some pages you use every time you open your browser, like your email or calendar, you might consider pinning the tab. Pinned tabs will open automatically whenever you start Firefox, making your favorite pages easy to access.

  1. Right-click the desired tab, then select Pin Tab from the drop-down menu.
  2. The pinned tab will appear as a smaller tab in the top-left corner of the browser.
  3. To unpin a tab, right-click it, then select Unpin Tab from the drop-down menu.